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Part One below - A full listing for the coming month
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Harberton Folk Circular - Friday 17 January 2020

Part One below - Other stuff
Part Two - A full listing to the end of February
The full open-ended Southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

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A Few Advance Diary Dates
Full event details for most can be found in the Diary on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk, NB tickets may not be available yet at all venues:
Friday 13 March 2020 7.30pm - Peter Knight & John Spiers - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth
Saturday 21 March 2020 - Richard Digance - Reading Room, Kingston, Kingsbridge Early booking advised
Friday 27 March 2020 - Phil Beer Band - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth
Saturday 18 April 2020 8.30pm - Steve Knightley -
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock
Saturday 25 April 2020 7.30pm - Cara Dillon
- The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth
Friday 8 May 2020 7.30pm - Show of Hands - Exeter Cathedral
Tuesday 9 June 2020 7.30pm - Fairport Convention - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth
Saturday 13 June 2020 7.30pm - Phil Beer - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton
Thursday 3 September 2020 7.30pm - Martin Simpson
- The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth

31 July - 7 August 2020 - Sidmouth Folk Festival
Super early bird and pre-festival concert tickets flying off the shelf. Sign up for regular e-newsletters at www.sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk.

Session news
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
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Morchard Bishop (nr. Crediton): The London Inn EX17 6NW (01363 877222)
First Thursday of the month, 12 noon. Folk session.

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NEW Friday 17 January 2020 9pm - Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
The "Titan of Twang" and the "Concertina Crooner" team up in a dynamic new duo. Geoff on his unique duet concertina and Rob on banjo. Expect self-written and West Country songs, rattling folk tunes and foot-stomping ragtime and cakewalk riffs. £3. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Friday 17 January 2020 - Flash Jack - Calstock Hall, The Quay, Calstock PL18 9QA (map)
A night of sea songs, shanties, ballads and much more. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets available from Calstock and Gunnislake Post Office, on the door, or at www.ents24.com.

Saturday 18 January 2020 - The 28th Annual Stoke Gabriel Wassail
A magical evening of ‘Cider, Culture & Cheer’ organised by the ‘Friends of Stoke Gabriel School’ (FOSS), the Annual Wassail has become a very popular event Apple Wassailing is an ancient tradition performed in many villages on 'Old Twelfth Night' to bless the cider apples and orchards and encourage a good crop in the coming year. The lantern procession led by the Wassail King and Queen and the apple blessing Wassail Ceremony will take place around 6pm within the village community orchard with wassail singing led by Rosa Rebecka. There will be other events in the village centre from 4pm into the evening.

Saturday 18 January 2020 7.30pm - Music at The Farm - Marldon Christmas Tree Farm, Totnes Road, Marldon TQ3 1RR
Three great bands for the price of one! Drive away those January blues with happy upbeat music from the Salty River Band, Zelkova and the Mother’s Ruin Band!
Mother’s Ruin are a popular local folk-rock band who play upbeat, foot tapping music by the likes of The Old Crow Medicine Show, Oyster Band, Strawbs, Lindisfarne, Jez Lowe, Richard Thompson as well as many upbeat renditions of traditional songs. Zelkova are a highly skilled duo playing eastern European violin and rhythm. Their performances are full of distinctive and compelling sounds exploring both Eastern European and Klezmer sources. A delight of minor keys and unusual rhythms! The Salty River Band merge fabulous harmonies with guitar, double bass, accordion, and ukulele. Their distinctive sound is upbeat and happy covering a wide repertoire of Americana and folk covers. “The Farm” is a medium sized venue at the Marldon Christmas Tree site with seating for about 165 people. Bar and ample parking. Full details www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on?q=music%20at%20the%20farm&date=2020-01-18.

UPDATED Sunday 19 January 2020 7.45pm - Wainwright Williams - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
The fabulous Brooks Williams teams up here with the equally talented Sloan Wainwright, sister of Louden Wainwright and aunt to Rufus. Brooks has been rated in the top 100 acoustic guitarists and is also a highly acclaimed singer/songwriter. Also a powerful songwriter, Sloan has a rich, contralto voice, that can shift with apparent ease between pop, folk, jazz and blues. www.brookswilliams.com, www.sloanwainwright.com. £10/£12. Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Monday 20 January 2020 - Acoustic Warehouse Music & Performance Club, Passage House Inn, Hackney Lane, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3QH
From January 2020 the club will run twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Mondays only. 7.15pm to 10.15pm. £2 entrance including a raffle ticket, raising funds for Rowcroft Hospice.
Also please note: the club will be closed from 9 December 2019, returning back on 20 January 2020.
Further information from Nigel Dee 07989 180091 www.facebook.com/Acoustic.Warehouse.TQ123QH.

Tuesday 21 January 2020 - Tobias Ben Jacob - Bradninch Folk Club, Guildhall, Fore Street, Bradninch, nr Cullompton EX5 4NN
Tobias, playing a solo gig, Tobias has been called ‘uniquely captivating’ by BBC6 Music and ‘inventive and thrilling’ by R2 Magazine. His songs are dynamic, poetic and emotionally charged. His live shows are ‘intense and spellbinding’ and deliver ‘many a spine-tingling moment.’ BBC Introducing in Devon have called him ‘one of our best artists’ making him upload of the week four times. Doors 7.45pm. Entry £6, accompanied U18 free (space permitting). For more information call 01392 881105. www.facebook.com/groups/Bradninchfolk/?fref=ts. BYO refreshments.

Thursday 23 January 2020 7pm - Harbottle & Jonas - Staverton Court Room, Mill Lane, Staverton, Totnes TQ9 6PD (map)
Harbottle & Jonas will be storytelling and performing ‘Songs and Stories of The Sea’ including the woeful story of the lost village of Hall Sands and other historic happenings. £5 admission on door (no adv tickets), includes slice of cake and a drink (free admission for school age children). Net proceeds to the upkeep of the village hall and playing fields.

UPDATED Thursday 23 January 2020 8pm - Free Concert - Crabshell Inn, Embankment Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JZ (map)
James Montague is an up and coming singer-songwriter based in South Devon. His arrangements of his own songs and covers are powerfully delivered with strong vocals and acoustic guitar accompaniments. Dust Devils have been playing together in various guises for more than a decade and will be familiar faces to Kingsbridge regulars. United by a love of American music. their set will be wide a mix of old and new. "Banned from the Moor" is total entertainment. This band produces lively, toe tapping music that urges you to lose your inhibitions.No need to book; but please be seated by 8pm. To get a good seat get in early! We thank the Crabshell Inn for use of the room. www.shamstrad.co.uk.

Friday 24 January 2020 8pm - Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
The “ Titan of Twang “ and the “ Concertina Crooner” team up in a dynamic new duo. Geoff has a rich, melodic voice and teases English and Irish folk, Americana and jazz songs out of his rare vintage Crane duet concertina. Rob brings the “ wow factor” to the banjo, with his unique, punchy fingerstyle playing. Both live on Dartmoor, so it was inevitable they’d gang-up musically. Expect self-written and West Country songs, rattling folk tunes and foot-stomping ragtime and cakewalk riffs. Rob’s percussive finger-ballet up and down the fret board of his 100 year-old instrument is mesmerising. He’s revered throughout the UK for his long-time work with the renowned Dartmoor Pixie Band and The Watch trio. The duo’s relaxed yet sparkling stage presence together is bubbling with the “feel -good” factor. Full details etc. www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Friday 24 January 2020 7.30pm - Aeriallists - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
The Aerialists meld their ferociously creative harmonic sensibilities and deep love for folk traditions into a jazz-rock coloured sound called prog-trad. Featuring Scottish harpist Màiri Chaimbeul (Darol Anger & The Furies, Brìghde Chaimbeul), and Canadian neo-folk innovators Adam Iredale-Gray (Fish & Bird) on guitar and Elise Boeur (Jenny Ritter) on fiddle with a stellar rhythm section, the group draws from the wells of Nordic and Gaelic music, adding expansive textures and meticulously sculpted arrangements to create captivating, genre-defying new music. “A veritable (prog-trad) folk super-group whose next moves promise to be extraordinary” David Morrison, FRUK.  Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Saturday 25 January 2020 9pm - The Kit Hillbillies - Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
Live bluegrass in a great community pub with an impressive stage set-up - It's very like a small arts centre, if you've never been there. Support (8pm): Local musician Liam Ferguson. www.facebook.com/pg/BrookInnPlympton/events.
www.brookinnplympton.co.uk. Tel. 01752 297604 for further details.

Saturday 25 January 2020 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Dartmoor Pixie Band - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Caller:
Sarah Bazeley. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Saturday 25 January 2020 - Stephen Fearing (Solo) - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Stephen Fearing’s music is a mesmerising blend of roots, folk, and pop. Co-founder of Canadian roots-rock supergroup Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, he is a beguiling teller of tales and master guitarist who delights audiences throughout North America, the UK, and Europe. A multi JUNO and Canadian Folk Music award winner, his ninth solo album, Every Soul’s a Sailor, was named 2017 Worldwide Album of the Year by Blues & Roots Radio. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Friday 31 January 2020 - Widecombe Sailing Club Winter Regatta - The Old Inn, Widecombe in the Moor
A lovely cosy evening of good food followed by singing, playing, recitations - whatever you want to do! It's a non-scary occasion to try out any skills that haven't been showcased before among old shanties, silly songs and quite a lot of laughter. Menu: 2 courses for £16.50 (beef goulash, fish bouillibaise, lentil & coconut curry, plus a hot pud - fruit crumble or similar - or cheese & biccies). You don't have to choose in advance and there's nothing stopping you opting for a spoonful of each on your plate, if that's what you want. Contact Daf Edwards on 07957 280129 or dafedwards53@gmail.com to book.

NEW Saturday 1 February 2020 7.30pm - Ceilidh with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band - Stoke Gabriel Football Club, Broadley Lane, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, TQ9 6RR
Hosted by Stoke Gabriel Boating Association. Tickets £8 adults, £3 children, available from Roz’s, Stoke Gabriel Stores.

NEW Saturday 1 February 2020 7.30pm - Harbottle & Jonas - St Petroc`s Church, South Brent
Husband and wife duo who combine the rich traditions of folk music with original and contemporary interpretations through a blend of closely intertwined vocal harmonies and compelling and authentic musical arrangements, blending concertina, harmonium, banjo, cittern, stomp box and acoustic guitar. Having become national names on the folk scene, they are now South Brent residents. Playing on this occasion as a trio, with Annie Baylis-Gray bringing an extra dimension with beautiful vocal harmonies and fiddle playing. In aid of church funds. Ticketing etc. www.southbrent.org.uk/whats-on-diary/icalrepeat.detail/2020/02/01/23517/-/concert-with-harbottle-and-jonas.

Saturday 1 February 2020 7.30pm - Tom McConville - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
Award winning fiddle player and singer Tom McConville is internationally renowned for his fiery, heart-stopping performances. Winner of the BBC Folk Musician of the Year in 2009, he is truly the most original fiddle player in the UK. Blending traditional music from his home town of Newcastle with Irish, American and Scottish influences, he creates a sound that has jazz, folk, bluegrass and classical influence. His live performances are a roller coaster of musical delights; fast rhythmic dance tunes through beautiful slow airs and of course great singing – all presented with his inimitable sense of humour and style. Tom will be joined on stage by Michael Biggins Pianist from the Glasgow Royal Academy. Box office 01392 277189/665885. Online:
www.wegottickets.com/cygnettheatre.

UPDATED Saturday 1 February 2020 8pm - Sarah McQuaid - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
This will be Sarah's seventh visit to this beautiful 16th century inn in Devon. Her award-winning musicianship, distinctive chocolatey vocals and mastery of the songwriting craft have led reviewers to describe Sarah McQuaid as a “triple threat”. Add to that a warm, charismatic stage presence, five critically acclaimed solo albums and a battery of instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, drum and piano — and you’ve got a one-woman powerhouse who defies categorisation because there simply isn’t anyone else out there quite like her. Not to be missed!Music etc. www.sarahmcquaid.com. Tickets £10 adv from the Bridge Inn 01392 873862, £12 door. www.facebook.com/thebridgeinntopsham.

NEW Saturday 1 February 2020 7.30pm - Storytelling: The Frog Princess Punked - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Told by Sally Pomme Clayton. See www.artemis-storytelling.co.uk for link to information. Not an Artemis event, but recommended.

Sunday 2 February 2020 7.45pm - Tom McConville - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Tynesider Tom is simply one of the finest folk violinists of our time. He combines technical brilliance with an easy approach to his audience and has played alongside many of the folk greats (Bob Fox, Chris Newman, etc). He was one time mentor of the young Seth Lakeman, who describes him as his biggest influence and "a tme master". You will get not only fantastic fiddle-playing but great songs, a fine voice and dry humour. £8/£10.Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Sunday 2 February 2020 - Phillip Henry - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Following the success of his critically acclaimed 2018 solo album, True North, Phillip Henry returns to the road in February 2020. His new show, Solo, continues to explore the virtuosic limits of his many instruments, from the 22-string Indian chatturangui, to the Dobro and National guitars that made his name. He will also bring his showstopping skill on the harmonica, with train impressions, boogie blues, and his trademark beatbox harmonica that never fails to get the party started. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

Thursday 6 February 2020 - Sam Lee - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Sam Lee plays a unique role in the British music scene. A highly inventive and original singer, folk song interpreter, a passionate conservationist, committed song collector and a successful creator of live events. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Thursday 6 February 2020 - Gets/z Loose - First Thursday Club at The Hourglass, 21 Melbourne Street, Exeter EX2 4AU
Fronted by Rob Brown, Gets/z Loose is a high-energy ensemble of amplified acoustic slide guitar, bass, harmonica and congas. Playing old blues tunes in their own way, the band has given getting on for 1,000 gigs in London and across the UK. The Hourglass is an indie gastropub just above Exeter Quay. Hosted by singer and TV voiceover Rob Brown, the club presents blues, roots and folk bands in the pub’s welcoming basement room. Think Paris in the sixties without the smoke. www.robbrownvoice.com, www.hourglassexeter.co.uk. £5 entry. Doors 8pm.

NEW Friday 7 February 2020 8pm - Phillip Henry - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Following the success of his critically acclaimed 2018 solo album, Phillip Henry returns to the road. His new show, Solo, continues to explore the virtuosic limits of his many instruments, from the 22-string Indian chatturangui, to the Dobro and National guitars that made his name. He will also bring his showstopping skill on the harmonica, with train impressions, boogie blues, and his trademark beatbox harmonica that never fails to get the party started. “Remarkable... the sound of a virtuoso and a master of his instrument. An absolutely splendid recording of uncommonly deep and textured music that feels utterly spellbinding throughout” - Folk Radio UK. Full details etc. www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Friday 7 February 2020 - Storytelling: The Wounded King, Fragments of Arthur for Our Times - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Told by Lisa Schneidau, Katy Cawkwell and Ronnie Conboy. Part of Library Lates at Exeter Library. See www.artemis-storytelling.co.uk for link to information. Not an Artemis event, but recommended.

Saturday 8 February 2020 7.30pm - Flats and Sharps - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Delivering energetic, enthusiastic and spirited Bluegrass to audiences all around the world, Flats and Sharps have been performing their unique take on this music for over eight years. Their shows include a wide variety of influences, from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs, with beautiful moments everywhere in between. Their music perfectly blends strong harmonies and stonking solos, their incredible stage presence and energy create an evening that’ll have you dancing, laughing and singing along in no time.
Box office 01404 384050. Full details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Sunday 9 February 2020 8pm - Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis - Matthews Hall, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Bristol-based singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. As a young child Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing folk songs, and play folk tunes on his melodeon. Having caught the bug, Sam has dedicated his life to rediscovering and renewing the sounds of his gaelic heritage, and creating exciting new music that transcends the boundaries of traditional and popular music. Sam is joined here by Jamie Francis. www.samkelly.org. £10 adv, £12 door, tickets available at www.topshamfolkclub.org.

Sunday 9 February 2020 - Ben Morgan-Brown and Minnie Birch - St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
Two acclaimed singer songwriters come together for a special evening in Exeter. Ben Morgan-Brown is a singer/songwriter and accomplished finger style guitarist. www.benmorganbrown.co.uk. Minnie Birch writes dark, plaintive, beautiful music about life, love, adventures and fairy tales. Full details see https://twiggsgigs.wordpress.com.

Thursday 13 February 2020 7.30pm - Fairport Convention - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Fairport Convention has been entertaining music lovers for over half a century. During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes. But one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance. The Winter Tour concert will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new including Full House which was released 50 years ago this year. The band skilfully interprets traditional ballads and the repertoire also includes plenty of contemporary compositions. The concert will start with a set by special guests Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer. They are famed for their close harmony singing and guitar virtuosity. Ben and Jimmy have showcased in Nashville, supported Ralph McTell on tour, and played Fairport’s Cropredy Convention and Cambridge Folk Festival. Full details, bookings etc. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Thursday 13 February 2020 8pm - Cosgrave & Banks - Totnes Folk Song Club, Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL (map)
Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) with a delightful smorgasbord of tunes and songs from Britain and Europe. “One of Devon’s multi-instrumental treasures” Topsham Folk Club. “Superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun.” Maddy Prior. There will be some floor spots as well. Hope you can join us. www.cosgraveandbanks.com. More info from Anne & Steve Gill 01803 290427 or Andy Clarke 01803 732312.

NEW Friday 14 February 2020 8pm - Gilmour & Roberts - Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. Tickets £10.
Call 01837 840775 or email andrew@frangleton.co.uk.

Seth Lakeman
Seth will be playing songs from his brand new album 'A Pilgrim's Tale' live in 10 towns and cities associated with the voyage, including the last two dates.
Sold out
Friday 14 February 2020 - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth
Saturday 15 February 2020 - Minster Church of St Andrew, Plymouth
Tickets www.sethlakeman.co.uk.

NEW Friday 21 February 2020 7.30pm - Flats and Sharps - Village Hall, Buckland-in-the-Moor TQ13 7HP (map)
Flats and Sharps are a four-piece Bluegrass outfit originally from Penzance, Cornwall. Delivering energetic, enthusiastic and spirited performances, their shows are a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass with powerful and well-crafted original songs. Their music blends strong harmonies and stonking solos, and their incredible stage presence and energy will have you dancing, laughing and singing along in no time! Call 01364 653525 or book online at www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

Sold out Friday 21 February 2020 8pm - Kitty Macfarlane - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
Full details www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 23 February 2020 - Harbottle & Jonas - The Thirsty Farmer, Whimple EX5 2QQ
Husband and wife duo who combine the rich traditions of folk music with original and contemporary interpretations through a blend of closely intertwined vocal harmonies and compelling and authentic musical arrangements, blending concertina, harmonium, banjo, cittern, stomp box and acoustic guitar. www.thirstyfarmer.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 23 February 2020 7.30pm - Track Dogs - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Track Dogs have been barnstorming the UK with some major festival appearances and collaborations. It has been a pivotal year including playing to a heaving, rocking Trafalgar Square and surprise on-stage participation of Show of Hands’ Steve Knightley and Seth Lakeman at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Well-established in Spain where they are based, they are surprising UK music lovers with “Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms.” Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Monday 24 February 2020 7.30pm - Ciaran Algar & Jamie Francis - M&D Room, Devonshire House, Exeter University, Stocker Rd, Exeter EX4 4PZ
Acclaimed folk musicians Ciaran and Jamie will be performing a variety of tunes and songs. Tickets £12 (£6 Exeter Folk Society members). Details www.facebook.com/events/570597930354344.

Monday 24 February 2020 7.30pm - The Fureys - Tavistock Wharf (map)
Legends of Irish music and song The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc make their first visit to Tavistock.
www.tavistockwharf.com.

Wednesday 26 February 2020 8pm - The Fureys - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Legends of Irish music and song The Fureys, renowned for numerous hit songs including ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘From Clare to here’ have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 42 years. Full details, bookings etc. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

Thursday 27 February 2020 - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
On Reflection Tour: 2020 marks 25 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband duo. Kathryn & Sean have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. To celebrate and acknowledge this milestone, the couple will revisit and reinterpret songs which span their career. From the early days of folk supergroup ‘Equation‘ through to the current release ‘Personae‘ with a nod or two along the way to their extra-curricular musical adventures, the evening promises a whistle-stop tour through their artistic journey to date. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

Friday 28 February 2020 8pm - Miranda Sykes: Behind the Wall - Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF
Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda is back with a completely new project: Behind The Wall. Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically & spiritually, Behind The Wall is a roller coaster ride exploring where we are going; Miranda, you, me, all of us. What does it mean to be human today, living in our communities and societies and where will our actions lead us? Powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant and beautiful, this show gives us all a chance to reflect and maybe even empower us. www.mirandasykes.com. Contact 01392 879107. (will be) www.wegottickets.com.

Friday 28 February 2020 - Reg Meuross - St Katherine’s Priory, St Katherine’s Road, Exeter EX4 7JY
A true troubadour and constantly on the road, Meuross has the gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. Masterfully accompanying himself on guitar, harmonica, banjo and dulcimer and captivating audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, witnessing a Reg Meuross performance is to experience a journey into the heart, soul and songs of one of England’s finest writers. www.regmeuross.com. Full details see https://twiggsgigs.wordpress.com.

Friday 28 February 2020 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Pass Notes – The stories behind the songs. Following the success of last year’s intimate one man show, Steve’s latest outing is intended for anyone fascinated by the art and craft of song writing. Exploring his extensive back catalogue and introducing unheard, new material he explores the themes and stories that inspire him and shows how music and words can become lyrics and chords and notes can meld to create songs that acquire a life of their own! Full details, bookings etc. www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk. Tel. 01752 892220.

Saturday 29 February 2020 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - Barnfield Theatre, Exeter EX1 1SN (map)
Pass Notes – The stories behind the songs. Following the success of last year’s intimate one man show, Steve’s latest outing is intended for anyone fascinated by the art and craft of song writing. Exploring his extensive back catalogue and introducing unheard, new material he explores the themes and stories that inspire him and shows how music and words can become lyrics and chords and notes can meld to create songs that acquire a life of their own! www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk/steve-knightley-pass-notes.

UPDATED Saturday 29 February 2020 - Reg Meuross - Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA (map)
12 Silk Handkerchiefs solo special with special guests Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall. www.regmeuross.com. Box office 01803 415987 10-12 Mon-Sat. www.brixhamtheatre.uk

Saturday 29 February 2019 - Silvington - Slapton Village Hall
Purveyors of both traditional and contemporary songs, multi-instrumentalist John Connor and Tricia Moore with her delicate guitar playing and clear voice are also prolific songwriters in their own right, and their repertoire rightly showcases some self-penned gems. Enjoy Silvington’s trademark vocal harmonies. Their latest album, Heva Heva, is curently available on Apple Music and iTunes, YouTube Music, Spotify Google Play and Believe Live. Samples etc. www.silvington.org. Tickets £10 to include supper. Details from Sue Staines 01548 581148.

Saturday 29 February 2020 7.30pm - Phil Beer Band - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
The Phil Beer Band performs a unique blend of folk and roll trawled from Phil’s treasure trove of traditional tunes and American country rock. The highly popular line up comprises Gareth Turner, Steve Crickett, Greg McDonald, Olivia Dunn and of course, Phil Beer and promises to deliver a lively cocktail of folk, rock, country and blues. Basically, over a long period of time, it has evolved into a ‘Folk n Roll’ band with country rock overtones. It is the vehicle for Phil to return to the electric guitar and to have a good time with his mates. They look forward to seeing you! Full details, bookings etc.
www.ledleisure.co.uk/exmouth-pavilion/book-now/the-phil-beer-band.

NEW Saturday 29 February 2020 7pm - Plymouth Morris' 50th Annual Ceilidh, with Dartmoor Pixie Band - Woolwell Community Centre, Darklake Lane, Roborough, Plymouth PL6 7TR
Tickets £10 (includes a pasty supper), available through www.plymouthmorrismen.org.uk (scroll down!). Bar supported by Summerskills (Plymouth’s oldest brewery).

Saturday 29 February 2020 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Home Brew - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Caller:
Simon Maplesden. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

Saturday 29 February / Sunday 1 March 2020 8pm - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Two nights. 2020 marks 25 years of making music together for Calstock Arts favourites Kathryn and Sean, one of the UK Folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. To celebrate this milestone, the couple will revisit and reinterpret songs which span their career. From the early days of folk supergroup Equation, to their current release Personae, with a nod or two along the way to their extra-curricular musical adventures, the evening promises a whistle-stop tour through their artistic journey to date. Two times winners of the Best Duo Award in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Saturday 29 February 2020 7.30pm - 3 Daft Monkeys - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
20 Years Wild...
3 Daft Monkeys will be celebrating an unbelievable 20 years of musical adventures, and would love to celebrate with you. With a fiery helter-skelter blend of influences from East and West, 3 Daft Monkeys inject a unique wildness into their music, producing a symphonious cacophony of styles, Silvery vocal melodies soar above percussive global beats and rhythms, while passionate fiddle-driven tunes weave around animated guitar and bass, all presented with outstanding musicianship in their famously theatrical live performances. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

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Harberton Folk Circular - Saturday 4 January 2020

***** Part Two - Other Stuff *****

What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - January 2020
The full and varied January music and events programme for the Bicton Inn is available now at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

NEW 16-20 June 2020 - This Land - Theatre Royal, Plymouth
With text by Nick Stimson and songs written and performed by Seth Lakeman. Theatre Royal Plymouth's first ever international community production. This Land is an epic theatrical event marking the 400 year anniversary of the Mayflower’s journey and its impact upon arrival in America. Created and performed by 120 citizens of Plymouth, UK and 30 members of the Native American Wampanoag Tribe from Massachusetts, USA, This Land is the story of what happened then and what it means to us now. Witness the making of history with this unique and vital piece of theatre, which brings together communities from both sides of the Atlantic. www.theatreroyal.com.

NEW What's coming at Otterton Mill (nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Music indoors in the intimate setting of the upstairs restaurant, or outside under the stars in the courtyard during the summer. All tickets £15 (ticket price covers music only). Pre-booking required. Food served 6pm to 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. Please call the ticket line 01395 568521 to book. No details yet, but the following are listed on www.ottertonmill.com/events/music-2020:
Thursday 27 February – Rag Mama Rag
Thursday 26 March – Boo Hewerdine
Thursday 9 April – Tom McConville
Friday 22 May – Danni Nicholls
Thursday 11 June – Kent Duchaine
Thursday 25 June – Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch
Thursday 23 July – Flats & Sharps
Thursday 13 August – Mark Harrison Band
Thursday 27 August – Jane Taylor Band
Thursday 17 September – Eddie Martin
Thursday 22 October – Michelle Lewis

Coming up at Kingskerswell
(World Unlimited concerts at
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD)
See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for full details (summary details will also appear on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk when I have a chance to list them):
Friday 17 January 2020 7.30pm - Tamara Stewart
Friday 24 January 2020 7.30pm - The Aerlialists
Thursday 30 January 2020 7.30pm - Sam Duckworth
Sunday 23 February 2020 7.30pm - Track Dogs
Saturday 29 February 2020 7.30pm - 3 Daft Monkeys
Sunday 1 March 2020 7.30pm - Elles Bailey
Saturday 7 March 2020 7.30pm - Leylines
Tuesday 10 March 2020 7.30pm - Edgelarks
Sunday 15 March 2020 7.30pm - Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox
Saturday 21 March 2020 7.30pm - Never the Bride
Sunday 22 March 2020 7.30pm - The Trials of Cato
Saturday 28 March 2020 7.30pm - Kirsty Merryn

Session news
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
NEW
Christow (nr. Exeter), Teign House Inn, Teign Valley Road EX6 7PL (01647 252286)
Fourth Sunday of the month, 3pm. Bluegrass session.
RIP
Calstock: The Tamar Inn, The Quay PL18 9QA (01822 832487)

First Friday of each month, 9pm.Open mic.

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General items retained from previous circulars

It’s all change at Topsham Folk Club
We’re very sorry to be leaving The Globe Hotel after nearly 28 years but delighted to be welcomed by The Bridge Inn for our singers’ nights which will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7 January 2020. Our concerts will remain at Matthews Hall on Sunday evenings and our monthly instrumental sessions currently at The Bridge are changing to the first Monday. The next two concerts at Matthews Hall, just announced:
Sunday 9 February 2020 8pm - Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis
Sunday 19 April 2020 8pm - Gigspanner Big Band

NEW Saturday 1 February 2020 7.30pm - Tom McConville - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter
NEW Saturday 8 February 2020 7.30pm - Flats and Sharps - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton
NEW Friday 28 February 2020 8pm - Miranda Sykes: Behind the Wall - Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham
NEW Saturday 29 February 2020 7.30pm - Phil Beer Band - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth
NEW Friday 13 March 2020 7.30pm - Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton
NEW
Saturday 21 March 2020 - Richard Digance - Reading Room, Kingston, Kingsbridge
NEW Friday 27 March 2020 - Phil Beer Band - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth
NEW Friday 10 April 2020 7.30pm -
India Electric Co. - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton
NEW Saturday 18 April 2020 8.30pm - Steve Knightley -
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock
NEW
Saturday 2 May 2020 - Anthony John Clarke - Reading Room, Kingston, Kingsbridge
NEW Wednesday 16 December 2020 - Belshazzar's Feast - Reading Room, Kingston, Kingsbridge

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New Advance Diary dates
While trawling my various sources for concerts of interest well into the future, my latest researches have yielded the following (full details in the Diary on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk):
NEW Monday 24 February 2020 7.30pm - The Fureys - Tavistock Wharf
NEW Friday 28 February 2020 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - The Watermark, Ivybridge
NEW Saturday
29 February 2020 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
NEW Friday 3 April 2020 8.30pm - The Trials of Cato - Calstock Arts (BBC Folk Awards 2019 Best Album Winners)
NEW Sunday 17 May 2020 7.30pm - Julie July Band: The Fotheringay Tour 2020 - Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
NEW Sunday 31 May 2020 8pm - Lau Unplugged -
Calstock Arts
NEW Friday 18 September 2020 7.30pm - Steve Knightley -
Pavilions Teignmouth

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The Mike Harding Folk Show
The former BBC folk show host presented a weekly show of his own online from 30 December 2012 to 22 October 2017 (over 250 programmes), and since then has presented further roughly monthly shows which still continue. All 270+ shows are available as podcasts at www.mikehardingfolkshow.com.

What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - October 2019
The full and varied October music and events programme for the Bicton Inn will shortly be available at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

Folk news slightly further afield:
North Devon/West Somerset music listings
Website listings of regular and special music events for the next couple of months for this area can be found at www.shammickacoustic.org.uk (then click on 'Local Events').
Always a great programme of guests at Tom & Barbara Brown's 'Shammick Acoustic' in Combe Martin (N Devon), they have a special day on Sat 14th December when harmony quartet Narthen - Jim Causley, Barry Coope, Fi Fraser & Jo Freya - are doing an afternoon workshop on Traditional Carols and then the evening concert. Jim Causley has recently taken over from Lester Simpson in the quartet after Lester decided to hang up his touring shoes to concentrate on local choral work.
Somerset & Dorset (SaDFolk) folk events - Regular email updates
A regular and comprehensive emailed listing is available through www.sadfolk.co.uk (Somerset and Dorset folk, Steve Cunio) for folk events in venues large and small in those two counties, some of which are not too far away from the Harberton Folk area.
SaDFolk always includes full details of upcoming events, workshops and courses at Halsway Manor in Somerset which is owned by the Halsway Manor Society who operate the manor as a national centre for the folk arts, the only residential folk centre in the UK.
Folk in Cornwall
What it says on the tin - www.folkincornwall.co.uk - clubs, sessions, events...
Acoustic Calendar - Sign up for email updates at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com
Tony Watts' monthly calendar of folk clubs, singarounds, acoustic sessions & open mics in the South West. "The Acoustic Calendar is all about DIY music (NOT concerts, gigs, ceilidhs etc). The purpose of the Calendar is to keep you informed of all the places where you can take your voice and/or instrument and join in or do your own thing."
...and not forgetting www.flaxey-green.co.uk (and www.devonfolk.co.uk) for further detailed county-wide Devon listings, including many regular pub sessions,  folk dance clubs and much more.

Coming up at Exeter Corn Exchange
Full details for all events below at www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on
Thursday 13 February 2020 7.30pm - Fairport Convention
Wednesday 26 February 2020 8pm - The Fureys
Monday 6 April 2020 7.30pm - Feast of Fiddles
Monday 4 May 2020 8pm - The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Coming up at Calstock Arts - The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Full details for all events below at www.calstockarts.org.
Friday 6 December - Tom Moore & Archie Moss
Sunday 15 December: Peter Knight & John Spiers
Friday 24 January 2020 - Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch
and coming later (tbc):
Saturday 29 February 2020 - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Sunday 1 March 2020 - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Friday 20 March 2020 - Chris Wood

Coming up at Ashburton Arts Centre (West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT)
A community owned multi-genre venue run entirely by volunteers: www.ashburtonarts.org.uk

Wednesday 23 October - Boo Hewerdine (a Whitehouse Session)
Monday 11 November -
Julu and Heg (a Whitehouse Session)
Saturday 16 November -
TwoManTing
Wednesday 27 November -
The Little Unsaid

Coming up at: Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Box office 01404 384050. Full details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.
Saturday 28 September - Clive Carroll
Friday 11 October - Coco & The Butterfields
Thursday 17 October - Albert Lee & His Band
Friday 25 October - Track Dogs
Sold out Wednesday 30 October - Show of Hands ' Now We Are Four' tour
Saturday 16 November - Acoustic Strawbs
Friday 29 November - Holy Moly & The Crackers
Thursday 19 December -
Mad Dog Mcrea

Coming up at Kingskerswell
(World Unlimited concerts at
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD)
Graham Radley says "We're really pleased to announce details of our Autumn & Winter programme, celebrating 30 years of World Unlimited - promoting the best music from around the world to audiences nationally for 30 years and to audiences in Devon for 5 years. We are very proud to celebrate World Unlimited's special anniversary with a stunning line-up for Autumn and Winter 2019 with something for everyone:"
(all genres summarised below; see www.worldunlimited.co.uk for full details)
24th Steve Pledger - award winning artist with a reputation as a dynamic performer
29th Sound of the Sirens - Powerful, Westcountry folk/rock duo who craft unique, vivid and enduring melodies
30th Chordettes - one of Devon’s most popular and long-standing ladies’ choirs, singing 4-Part Close Harmony
December:
7th Glorious Chorus - Annual outing to Kingskerswell for this amazing choir
14th Knight and Spiers -Stalwarts of the folk scene

News from the 'Folk on the Moor' Club (Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE)
This coming Saturday 10 August FotM will be hosting the folk club 5-7pm, at Dartmoor Folk Festival in South Zeal, so if you're attending the festival do come along to St Mary's Church in the village at 5 o'clock and join us for a few songs. www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk.
Folk on the Moor will restart on Sunday 1 September and the full autumn programme of guest artistes can now be found on www.moorfolk.co.uk.
Sunday 10 November - Daoiri Farrell
As usual just email to reserve seats for any upcoming concerts. The club meets every week, with open nights @ £1 on non-guest nights. Take out / renew club membership to take advantage of reduced ticket prices.

Coming later at The Watermark in Ivybridge
(early booking advised for these shows which will undoubtedly sell out at The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map))
Thursday 10 October - Fairport Convention
Thursday 5 December - St. Agnes Fountain
Wednesday 18 December - Mad Dog Mcrea
See
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk for full details, bookings etc.

Coming later at Calstock Arts - The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Tickets for some of these events may not be available yet. www.calstockarts.org.
Sunday 22 September - Midnight Skyracer
Friday
13 September - India Electric Co.
Friday 11 October - The Rheingans Sisters
Friday 8 November - Clive Carroll
Saturday 16 November - Keating, Dyer & Davey
Sunday 24 November - Lady Maisery
Saturday 30 November - Lost Sound Chorus
Sunday 15 December - Peter Knight & John Spiers

Twiggs Gigs Autumn 2019 Programme - Exeter
Tuesday 22 October - Willy Porter - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
Saturday 9 November - Joseph Parsons - St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
Thursday 14 November -
Martyn Joseph - Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF
For details see https://twiggsgigs.wordpress.com. www.facebook.com/twiggsgigs

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Autumn Course - Ensemble Playing in Folk and Traditional Music - Totnes
Wednesday evenings 6.15-7.15pm - September 18th & 25th, October 2nd, 9th, 16th & 30th, November 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th
A 10-week course, led by Gris Sanderson and Louis Bingham of Tunelink South West, designed to bring together musicians with an interest in traditional folk music who wish to meet other players and improve their ensemble playing skills. Suitable for players of all acoustic instruments, including percussionists and multi-instrumentalists. Please email the course leaders with any enquiries, and we will be happy to provide more information on the course content. When getting in touch please let us know your chosen instrument(s) and some detail of your musical background and interests.
Course fee: £80 payable in advance. The running of this course is contingent on sufficient subscriptions. Venue: The Mansion (Pulse building behind Totnes Library), Totnes TQ9 5RP. Contact tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com, 01803 864286, www.facebook.com/TunelinkSW.

What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - August 2019
The full and varied music and events programme for the Bicton Inn can be found at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

Bradninch Folk Club News
BRADFOLK, the informal gathering of musicians and singers will continue on the 1st Tuesday of the month in the function room at the White Lion from 8pm. It is free for performers and audience and we never really know what will happen, but it is an opportunity to meet, play and discuss music.
Guest Nights at the Bradninch Folk Club are on the Move
The Guest Nights at the Bradninch Folk Club will start again on 17 September at a new venue, the Guildhall (Fore Street, EX5 4NN). This is because the function room at the Castle with its amazing acoustics is being redeveloped. The club is grateful to all the landlords of the Castle who over the years have provided free accommodation and support. The club as always is working on providing the best performance experience for our audience in September. The room is a larger space on the ground floor which we will lay out to preserve the intimate performance space which is essential for the close relationship which exists between audience and performer but also the room has potential for increasing the audience size and accommodating larger acts. The Guildhall is accessible for disabled persons and it is hoped that this fact and other features of the venue will make it a comfortable space for the audience and performers.

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A quick note on what gets listed below (and in the Diary on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk):
The listings are of course primarily intended for 'folk' events; they will occasionally include Americana, blues and other genres, particularly if the event organisers have taken the trouble to send me material. Be assured though, they will never include tribute bands! (excellent though many of these are) These e-circulars usually cover the full Diary for the coming 4 to 5 weeks, while the website Diary is completely open-ended and currently includes events through to the end of June 2020.

Session news
Wednesday 26 June 2019 8pm - Below The Blackdowns Traditional Irish session - Honiton Inn, Awliscombe

If you like traditional Irish music or play a traditional instrument and know some Irish tunes please come and join in the fun! A regular monthly session on the 4th Wednesday - but no sessions July/August.

Coming up at: Beehive Arts Centre, Honiton
Friday 7 June 8pm - Edgelarks
Saturday 28 September 7.30pm - Clive Carroll
Wednesday 30 October 7.30pm - Show of Hands ' Now We Are Four' tour
Saturday 16 November 7.45pm - Acoustic Strawbs
Thursday 19 December 8pm -
Mad Dog Mcrea
Box office 01404 384050. Full details, tickets etc. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Coming up at: Exeter Corn Exchange
Thursday 27 June 8pm - The Blues Band
Wednesday 13 November 8pm - Oysterband & June Tabor
Friday 15 November 8pm - Elkie Brooks
Monday 9 December 2019 8pm - Steeleye Span
Wednesday 26 February 2020 8pm - The Fureys
Monday 4 May 2020 8pm - The Simon & Garfunkel Story
See www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

Coming up at: Exeter Phoenix
Sunday 8 September - Sharon Shannon & Seckou Keita: Sacred Earth
Friday 13 September -
Afro Celt Sound System
Friday 18 October -
Al Stewart
Thursday 24 October -
The Eskies
Monday 28 October -
Grace Petrie
Sunday 3 November -
Paul Simon's Graceland
Tuesday 19 November -
Moya Brennan
Thursday 21 November -
Wildwood Kin (at Lemon Grove, Exeter University)
See www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music for full details.

Attention Ceilidh-goers:
How's this for advance planning by 'Exeter Ceilidhs' - a full programme of events for the 2019/2020 season. All the individual dates will appear on the Diary and Ceilidhs pages on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk:
Sat 28-Sep-19 Pigs Might Fly Rosie Baines
Sat 26-Oct-19 Spinach for Norman Pam Hayes
Sat 30-Nov-19 Flash Co Pete Langley
Sat 25-Jan-20 Dartmoor Pixie Band Sarah Bazeley
Sat 29-Feb-20 Home Brew Simon Maplesden
Sat 28-Mar-20 Chris Toyne's Big Band Sarah Clough
Sat 25-Apr-20 Mischief and Mayhem Gill Spence
Sat 30-May-20 Stick the Fiddle Jeremy Child
Sat 27-Jun-20 Amber Fire Chris Jewell

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What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - June 2019
The full and varied music and events programme for the Bicton Inn can be found at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

Frequency of these emails
I used to try to get these emails out once a week, but now they seem to be every 10-14 days. Perhaps that's not a bad thing - reducing the information overload - but it does mean that contributors need to give me as much notice as possible to hopefully ensure that their items can be included in good time. JC

Changing your subscription details:
If you change your email, or decide that you don't want to get these messages any longer, please scroll right to the bottom of any Harberton Folk e-circular where you will find links to the Mailchimp system which will enable you to make the appropriate changes.
[this exact wording borrowed from a recent SaDFolk email (Somerset and Dorset Folk) - see Part Two below]

Folk news slightly further afield:
North Devon/West Somerset music listings
Website listings of regular and special music events for the next couple of months for this area can be found at www.shammickacoustic.org.uk (then click on 'Local Events').
Somerset & Dorset (SaDFolk) folk events - Regular email updates
A regular and comprehensive emailed listing is available through www.sadfolk.co.uk (Somerset and Dorset folk, Steve Cunio) for folk events in venues large and small in those two counties, some of which are not too far away from the Harberton Folk area.
Folk in Cornwall
What it says on the tin - www.folkincornwall.co.uk - clubs, sessions, events...
Acoustic Calendar - Sign up for email updates at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com
Tony Watts' monthly calendar of folk clubs, singarounds, acoustic sessions & open mics in the South West. "The Acoustic Calendar is all about DIY music (NOT concerts, gigs, ceilidhs etc). The purpose of the Calendar is to keep you informed of all the places where you can take your voice and/or instrument and join in or do your own thing."
...and not forgetting www.flaxey-green.co.uk (and www.devonfolk.co.uk) for further detailed county-wide Devon listings, including many regular pub sessions,  folk dance clubs and much more.

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Show of Hands 'Now We Are Four' Autumn Tour Dates Announced
The first and last two tour dates fall within our coverage area!
NEW Wednesday 30 October 2019 7.30pm - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
NEW Friday 6 / Saturday 7 December 2019 7.30pm - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
Show of Hands fans rejoice as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, two undisputed kings of the folk, roots and acoustic scene reunite with long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes for a brand-new album and tour. And there’s more, because the trio is expanding to include master percussionist Cormac Byrne who returns with his infectious rhythms by popular demand. There are no support acts on this tour, and instead during the opening set each musician will introduce themselves and play in six unique duo combinations where literally anything could happen! This will be an evening spent immersed in the talents of some of the most accomplished musicians of their time, and is not to be missed. Steve says, “With the heartbeat and harmonies that Cormac and Miranda add, we are at last creating a sound we’ve dreamed of making for twenty-five years!”. The album and tour promise infectious new songs and a sound with more depth and intensity than ever before. www.showofhands.co.uk.

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What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - May 2019
The full and varied music and events programme for the Bicton Inn can be found at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

***** Part Two - Important Admin note: Email delivery problems *****

I've had problems sending the previous two circulars to 190+ addresses (mainly BTInternet, BTOpenworld, Yahoo, Sky, AOL, plus a few others, all of which use the Yahoo email platform). The circulars have been soft-bounced, i.e. rejected, on both recent occasion by most of those addresses "for policy reasons".
When the same address soft-bounces several circulars in succession, MailChimp (the system I use to send circulars) eventually hard-bounces that address, i.e. permanently removes it from the circulation and I, as Admin, cannot then reinstate that address, although the person in question can re-subscribe themself.
This has happened a couple of times over the last 12 months and I have no real idea why it happens, so it's very difficult trying to do anything about it. But this present circular is a trial inasmuch as it employs simpler formatting with less complex underlying code in the hope this may increase the acceptance rate.

In the interim I have been communicating directly with the 190+ about this problem and I would like to thank the large number of them who very helpfully responded to my last communication when I sent a copy of the latest missing circular as a PDF file attachment, apparently successfully, whereas an attempt to simply forward a copy of the original circular to a test group of 10 addresses failed.

Several people also mentioned that they had an alternative email address which could be used for receiving the circulars - and I would ask anyone in this position to please use the 'update subscription preferences' link at the very foot of any circular to update their email address in the MailChimp data base accordingly. Should you no longer be able to access any original circular, I can update your email address for you on request (but it's best if you do it yourself if possible).
If you change to a Gmail address, please note that my circulars may arrive in your Promotions inbox folder.

It remains to be seen whether the 190+ will actually receive this circular.

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What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - April 2019
The full and varied music and events programme for the Bicton Inn can be found at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

Session news
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
Colyford (nr. Colyton): The White Hart Inn, Swan Hill Road EX24 6QF (Bob: 01297 553201; Kay: 01297 24870; info: woman.friday@yahoo.co.uk). Acoustic session: Second Tuesday of the month, 8pm. “Trad Irish and tunes mostly.” “We've put it on hold for now. Please would you delete the entry and I'll get back to you if we start it up again.” Liz

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Shape Note Singing - Monthly Singings - Methodist Church, East Street, Ipplepen TQ12 5SX
Shape note singing is an American Choral tradition of unaccompanied singing in four part harmony.  We will sing from The Sacred Harp which has been in continuous use since 1844, and a newly compiled collection called the Shenandoah Harmony which contains an extensive collection of early American hymns. We are not a traditional choir with no membership or performances. We sing for the joy of the experience rather than for the appraisal of an audience.
We are holding the singings on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Next Singing: Tuesday 26 February 7-9pm. For more information email jeremyjamesdonaldson@gmail.com.

Irish Music in Totnes
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month: Traditional Irish music sessions in the library bar of The Totnes Brewing Co., 59a High Street, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
2nd Tuesday and 4th Monday of the month, 8pm: Celtic/Irish session, with jigs and reels etc. at The
Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes TQ9 5SP (map)

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What's coming at Otterton Mill (nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map))
Music indoors in the intimate setting of the upstairs restaurant, or outside under the stars in the courtyard during the summer. All tickets £15 (ticket price covers music only). Pre-booking required. Food served 6pm to 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. Please call the ticket line 01395 568521 to book. No details yet, but the following are listed on www.ottertonmill.com:
Thursday 21 March - Eddie Martin
Thursday 25 April - Steve Tilston
Thursday 2 May - Amber Cross
Thursday 9 May - Kirsty McGee
Friday 7 June - Jim Causley
Friday 28 June - Veronica Sbergia and Max de Bernardi
Thursday 11 July - Eve Selis
Thursday 25 July - Tipitina
Thursday 1 August - James and Black
Thursday 29 August - Roberts and Lakeman
Friday 4 October - Paul Lamb and Chad Strentz
More to follow...

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Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Calstock Arts was established in 2010 and is a not-for-profit arts venue. It is largely staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers. Initially set up as a Community Interest Company we converted to Charity status in 2015. Our programme is varied and includes folk, jazz and classical music, dance, films, talks, comedy, workshops and exhibitions. Fully licensed bar. Full programme details: www.calstockarts.org. The current programme includes:
Thursday 7 March 2019 8pm - Leveret
Saturday 23 March 2019 8pm - Nick Harper: 58 Fordwych Road
Thursday 18 April 2019 8pm - The Askew Sisters
Friday 3 May 2019 8pm - Eliza Carthy & Martin Carthy
Friday 17 May 2019 8pm - The Little Unsaid

Re-launch of Acoustic Warehouse with new name & style for 2019:
Acoustic Warehouse – Music & Performance Club - Newton Abbot RFC, Rackerhayes, Newton Road, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3SJ
Live music club every Monday 7.15-10.15pm, starting on 21st January Open Mic
For each month, the First & Third Mondays (or if there is a Fifth) will be an ‘Open mic’ format; the Second & Fourth Mondays will be ‘Unplugged’.
Example for April 2019: Mon 1st April Open Mic; Mon 8th April Unplugged; Mon 15th April Open Mic; Mon 22nd April Unplugged; Mon 29th April Open Mic
£2 entrance including raffle, raising money for Rowcroft Hospice.

Tunelink - Evening Workshops in Traditional Music and Dance
Wednesdays 7.00-8.30pm at The Mansion, Totnes TQ9 5RP

Spring/summer 2019: January: 30; February: 6, 13; March:: 6, 13, 20, 27; May: 1, 8, 15, 22; June: 5, 12, 19, 26
Evening workshops in traditional music and dance led by Gris Sanderson and Louis Bingham. Please get in touch for more information. See www.facebook.com/TunelinkSW or email tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com.

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New contact details for Brixham Folk Club
1st Friday, 8pm, The Old Coaching Inn, 61 Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AG. Singers and musicians welcome; the programme includes communal singing and a House Band. For information or queries, please contact Mark Harrod on mnharrod@yahoo.co.uk. [Mark is taking over the reigns from Anne & Steve Gill.]

South Brent - Pack Horse Inn
Following the recent closure of the Oak Inn, not the following at the Pack Horse Inn:
Mixed Folk Session on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month: - mainly a song session/‘sing around’ from around 8.30pm on the - Contact Eileen on 01364 73699 eileen.southbrentfolk@gmail.com.
Traditional Folk at the Pack: (formerly at The Oak) - Traditional music and song on the third Thursday of the month in the Tea Room from 8.00pm(ish). FFI Mick Bramich on 01364 649339.
(The future for other ‘Folk at the Oak’ sessions is being considered).

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Upcoming folk shows on Liskeard Radio
Eddie's Folk Music Show starts up again Sunday 25 Nov, 10pm till midnight, 87.7 FM and ONLINE, and then for the first three Sundays in December (2nd, 9th,16th). Please send us details of gigs, sessions, Xmas dos etc, and we'll give yous a shout out. OK? Happy listening! www.liskeardradio.com.

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Winter Concerts at the Crabshell, Kingsbridge
Four "free" concerts are planned in the Crabshell this winter, thanks to the landlord and staff for letting us have the room again. We are pleased to announce the line-up for the first concert on Thursday 22 November: Simon Barron and Acorn Shakers will be our guests; full details on www.shamstrad.co.uk. No need to book; but please be seated by 8pm. To get a good seat get in early! Future concerts will be on 24 January, 28 February and 28 March. Programmes are in the process of being sorted. If you would like to be part of a programme on any of these dates or would like to recommend someone you know, please let Paul know as soon as possible (contact details on website).

Ashburton Arts
Ashburton Arts recently celebrated the first anniversary of its purchase of the old Methodist Church. An extensive programme of arts events of many genres currently extending over the next 3 months is available to view at
www.ashburtonarts.org.uk/whats-on. Well worth a look through. Here just a few names and dates for starters: 6/10 Mevagissey Male Choir; 20/10 Moscow Drug Club; 16/11 Reg Meuross + Harbottle & Jonas; 24+25/11 Simon Mayor & Hilary James; Meridianum Ensemble. Ticket prices for some events are also tiered, depending on what you can afford.

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NEW Tunelink - Evening Workshops in Traditional Music and Dance
Wednesdays 7.00-8.30pm at The Mansion, Totnes TQ9 5RP

Spring/summer 2019: January: 30; February: 6, 13; March:: 6, 13, 20, 27; May: 1, 8, 15, 22; June: 5, 12, 19, 26
Evening workshops in traditional music and dance led by Gris Sanderson and Louis Bingham. Please get in touch for more information. See www.facebook.com/TunelinkSW or email tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com.

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1) Church House Inn, Churchstow, sessions run by John Connor start again on Thursday 6 September at 8pm, and thereafter on the first Thursday of each month until June 2019.
2) Dartington , Acoustic Folk Nights at Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinners Bridge. All musicians welcome, all styles; Songs; Tunes; start 8.30pm; Fridays: Sep 14th; Oct 12th; Nov 9th; Dec 7th. Facebook: meadowbrook dartington community centre.
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
RIP
3) Folly Gate (nr. Okehampton) The Crossways Inn EX20 3AH (Pub: 01837 52088; Dave: 07792 259338, http://www.drjams.co.uk/ )
Third Monday of the month, 9pm. Open mic / jam. “Sorry to say that the Crossways jam is no more. Unfortunately we struggled to get the locals out to support it but thank you to everyone who came and performed and I wish the Crossways all the best for the future.” Dave

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Rachel's East Devon Gig Guide for July
is available to view and as a PDF download at www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/eastdevon.htm.
(Unfortunately this is the last monthly East Devon Gig Guide from Rachel, who says:)
"This is just to let you know that I will not be compiling and sending out any more gig guides for Exmouth. It has become increasingly difficult to get information directly from both the venues and the artists. I have really enjoyed putting it together and would like to say a special thank you to Ted (always first to reply to my email!), Martin, Alison, Geoff and others who have supported the effort and to the many music loving subscribers to the gig guide. We are very lucky to live in a place with so much wonderful live music. Long may it continue. Rachel"

Session news
Okehampton: Okey Folky, The Plume of Feathers, 8 Fore St. EX20 1HB (01837 52815, www.facebook.com/Okey-Folky-2052675631681435)
Last Sunday of the month, 8pm. Open folk session/club. “Everyone is welcome, singers, dancers, musicians.”

Session News
This is always a good opportunity to mention that an ideal source of information about sessions across southern Devon and further afield in the county is www.flaxey-green.co.uk (which also contains a wealth of other folk information).
Jurassic Folk, Seaton - A reminder that Jurassic Folk now only meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, (including August). There are still folk arriving on the 1st Wednesday, only to be disappointed. For any other information, call Adrian and Gerry on 01404 549903.

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[version sent on 8/6/18 to remainder of 270 contacts 'cleaned' by MailChimp, inviting re-subscription]
Once again this copy of yesterday's Harberton Folk email circular is being sent directly from my laptop (not via MailChimp, nor in MailChimp format this time) to those mostly btinternet / btopenworld / yahoo / aol / sky email addresses who were removed a while back from Harberton Folk's MailChimp database due to unknown circumstances and have not yet re-subscribed.
If you wish to continue receiving the regular circulars, please re-subscribe by going to www.harbertonfolk.co.uk where you’ll find a link to a short form to complete – and you’ll be back on the list.
Or simply reply to this email and ask me to re-subscribe you.
You can view Harberton Folk's GDPR-compliant Privacy Policy on the website.
Note that the e-circulars are now being sent from hfolk@johnculf.co.uk.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
At some point in the not too distant future I will no longer be able to continue sending these separate copies to you.
Best wishes
John Culf

[version sent to NON-GDPR segment on 8/6/18]
GDPR - Still time to update your preferences to continue receiving Harberton Folk Circulars - Please act now
The new GDPR data protection law came into force on May 25th.
I'm still hoping some more of the people who have not yet UPDATED THEIR PREFERENCES appropriately (see the link at the very foot of this circular) will do so to enable me to continue sending them the circulars. You will also find an 'unsubscribe' link there, should you need it.
The full list of 1350+ contacts is now effectively split into two parts, one containing the 955 contacts who have already updated, the other (to which this customised version of yesterday's circular is being sent) containing the remainder.
Alternatively, you can simply reply to this email and I can do the updates for you, if you tell me that is your wish.
New contacts can subscribe to the circulation at any time via a link provided on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.
Many thanks for your understanding and cooperation. John Culf

[version sent to GDPR CONSENT segment on 7/6/18]
Firstly, my thanks to the 955 contacts who have (thus far) confirmed their consent to continue receiving Harberton Folk emails. My list is now effectively divided into two parts, i.e. those who have, and those who have not (yet), re-confirmed. I'm now able to send separately to the two groups and will be sending further GDPR reminders (with the circular) to the latter group, and can assure everyone receiving this version of today's that this is the last time I will mention GDPR! Many thanks for your understanding and cooperation. John Culf

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Harberton Folk Circular - Friday 25 May 2018
If you would like to continue receiving Harberton Folk email circulars...
...you must confirm your consent to do so - or your contact details will soon be removed from the circulation
!
I know many of you will be fed up of receiving emails about
GDPR - but today May 25th is the day the new law comes into force.
To date, barely half of my 1300+ contacts have signed up for continued circulars and I am sure there are many more who wish to remain on the list but just haven't got round to taking the appropriate action yet.
Even if you don't read any more of this circular, jump to the "Update subscription preferences" link at the very foot of this email which will offer you a very short simple form to complete - your existing details will already be there (with asterisks blanking most of your email address for security) - just tick both the vacant boxes and click 'Update Profile'. You can enter a completely different email address if you wish. (You could even 'Unsubscribe'!)
I intend to send several further reminders about this in the coming days because I really want to lose as few contacts as possible from the list.

Harberton Folk Circular - Tuesday 15 May 2018
Sorry it's been so long since the last circular. GDPR stuff has been taking up a lot of my spare time, but I think I'm almost there now.
GDPR Update - My Next Email will Require Action on Your Part
My next email (hopefully tomorrow) will be particularly important as it will hopefully ensure that the Harberton Folk email circulation is operating in compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force with effect from 25 May 2018.
You must take action as indicated in that next email (or any subsequent reminders) if you wish to continue receiving the e-circulars, i.e. re-confirm your consent to receive Harberton Folk e-circulars.
If you do not, we will unfortunately be obliged to remove your name and email address from the circulation.
Sorry to sound rather 'technical' or officious, but this IS REALLY IMPORTANT and we don't want to lose you!
Please also note that a few changes are also being made at the same time in the hope of reducing the likelihood of these circulars being regarded as spam/junk by some email systems/providers. For example, the sending address will in future appear as hfolk@johnculf.co.uk (in case you need to 'whitelist' this address or otherwise approve it for receiving Harberton Folk e-circulars.
John

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Update on the New Data Protection Law (GDPR)
My thanks to the significant number of people who have sent comments and offered advice on this subject, following my piece last week. I'm beginning to get a good idea of what I need to do to keep the Harberton Folk email circulation 'legal' and will share this with you soon. It will require simple action on your part to enable you to continue receiving the e-circulars.

New Data Protection Law
Some of you may have heard recent mention of a new (EU) data protection law coming into effect on May 25th; some may have even heard its name: General Data Protection Regulation 'GDPR'. I am still struggling to understand the possible  implications of this for my Harberton Folk email circulars and the MailChimp data base containing your details which underpins the circulars, and what I may have to do - and ask you to do - to ensure compliance with the new law and thereby allow you to continue receiving these circulars. Watch this space! JC

Session News
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
RIP
Ermington (nr. Ivybridge): Crooked Spire Inn, The Square PL21 9LP (Pub: 01548 831288). Second Friday of the month, 8.30pm. Open mic. Music and song. No more.

Session News
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
CHANGE OF DAY
Exeter: The Oddfellows, 60 New North Rd. EX4 4EP (01392 209050). Every Thursday, 9pm. Open mic. Used to be on Mondays.

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Featured venue: Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
A wide variety of music - see www.facebook.com/pg/BrookInnPlympton/events (www.brookinnplympton.co.uk)
Tel. 01752 297604 - including.
NEW Monday 23 April 2018 - An Evening with Jim Causley
What better way to mark St George's Day than an evening of traditional folk tales and music from one of Devon's best loved and respected figures of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene; Jim Causley. During the past decade Jim has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award and in 2017 he was nominated as “Singer of the Year” at the awards. We are delighted to offer an evening with Jim on St George's Day. Tickets £25 per person and include a two course meal. www.facebook.com/events/517564475294414.
NEW Friday 4 May 2018 - Peter Donegan - Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
The son of skiffle legend, Lonnie Donegan, now performing his father's songs and keeping alive the memory of one of the first stars of the hit parade. Tickets £3, available adv at the bar (free to restaurant diners that evening). www.facebook.com/events/1926312494365575. Any money raised from ticket sales will go towards Peter's fundraising campaign to help fund treatment for his three year old "Little Man", Eric, who has just been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. www.gofundme.com/littlemanfund.
NEW Monday 23 July 2018 - Julie Felix
Julie's back for her fourth performance at The Brook Inn. This folk legend of the 60s and 70s will be entertaining a small, select audience and the evening includes a three course meal. The cost is just £35 per person and numbers are limited so that everyone can enjoy a very special evening in the company of Julie Felix. www.facebook.com/events/1998278277124715.

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Flaxey Green Website - www.flaxey-green.co.uk
This excellent Devon website contains a wealth of folk-related information in addition to an events diary, such as comprehensive listings for folk dance clubs, pub sessions, bands, solo artists, callers, musicians wanted/available, morris sides, a For Sale section (currently including a couple of melodeons, a Peavey KB3 amplifier and other sound equipment.

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Reminder for Gmail users:
As well as probably putting these circulars in the Promotions inbox folder (rather than the Primary folder), Gmail also 'clips' long emails, such as these circulars, and you need to select the 'View entire message' option to do just that.

Pig's Nose Music
I've only just become aware that music of various genres has been taking place again in East Prawle, the interesting venue being the hall attached to the pub. Sorry I missed reporting The Wurzels there last Saturday, but there are still tickets available for:
NEW Saturday 10 February 2018 9pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Pigs Nose Inn Hall, East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY (map)
Mad Dog blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Early bookers can also book return shuttle bus from Kingsbridge via East/West Charleton or Frogmore. Full details www.pigsnoseinn.co.uk.

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'Roots and Shoots' on Exeter's community radio station Phonic FM www.phonic.fm
Listen on 106.8 FM and online on 1st, 3rd, 4th (and 5th) Mondays of the month 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Featuring the best in folk/roots music with a strong emphasis on local music - both live in the studio and recorded. News too of folk/roots events in Exeter and south and east Devon. We welcome contributions from musicians, singers and anyone involved with folk/roots/world music in and around Exeter. Most importantly, listen in, then get in touch to tell us your reactions and suggestions. Contact Roots and Shoots: Telephone 01837 871498 (Martin Henning), email m.henning@hotmail.co.uk.
A message from Adrian Bull
"I co-host the 'Roots and Shoots' radio show. I specialise in playing all things folk(ish) and am particularly keen to promote local artists and events/clubs. If you are a musician and would like me to play some of your music on the show, or even come on as a guest, then I would love to hear from you. I am also keen to have promoters, folk club organisers on the programme."

'Technical' Notes
1) I send copies of my circulars to several different email addresses of my own (Plusnet, Hotmail, Gmail) to help check that as many as possible are reaching their intended recipients. Last week the copy to my Plusnet address unusually finished up in my spam folder. Very occasionally a copy may disappear without trace. I have no idea why - the joys of email! Anyway, if you think you may be missing a copy at any time, you can always find the full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk, along with the most recent circular(s).
2) A chance communication with a recipient of these circulars has revealed that Gmail, as well as probably putting the circulars in the Promotions inbox folder (rather than the Primary folder), also 'clips' long emails, such as these circulars, and you need to select the 'View entire message' option to do just that.
The person in question had failed to see the 'Christmas events' section in Part because of the above clipping.

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The following interesting item appeared in Steve Cunio's Somerset & Dorset Folk Events Diary email today - Have any Harberton Folk recipients experienced this issue yet?
"Do you use Gmail?
I've had a couple of emails from people asking why SaDFolk had started to send them Google Calendar invitations to events they had no interest in. I haven't changed anything here, but following a bit of searching round the Net, I found that Google had made this 'improvement' to their service.
If you have a Gmail account and a Google Calendar account and any email you receive contains something which Google interprets as an event you might want to go to, it automatically adds the invitation to your calendar and sends you an email about it.
To turn this off, you need log into your Google Calendar then click on the gear wheel icon in the top right, select ‘settings’ then look for ‘Events in Gmail’. Under that there should be a ‘Add automatically’ setting. Deselect that and the problem should go away."
Please let me know (by reply to this email) if you as a Harberton Folk recipient have experienced this issue. Thanks. JC

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Folk Music Maps - for Devon and Beyond
Do you want a quick visual guide to folk song and dance clubs elsewhere in Devon? Try the map on www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Folk_song_and_dance_clubs_map.html. Or further afield? Another (global) folk music map is available at www.folkmusicmap.wordpress.com (could do with a little udpating in places).

Folklore & Mythology Resource Guide
I've added the following link www.supersummary.com/folklore-mythology-guide (Folklore and Mythology Resource Guide) to the Links page page on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

Also in Topsham, but not the Folk Club
Regular instrumental session (mainly English) at The Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map) on the first Tuesday every month (not August) 8pm- 10.30pm.

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Devon Sessions Map on Flaxey Green
A useful map showing many of the regular pub sessions happening in Devon can be found at www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Sessions_map.html. This is not necessarily exhaustive and, as I know from my own earlier experience, notoriously difficult to keep up to date so do please take a look and let FG's Trevor know of any changes, additions etc.

Folk Club Map
"This could be a really useful resource but it will rely on a community effort to keep it up to date. Have a look at: www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zV_JF5o4YYCs.k5CBvD6DMEsI and, if your club or session isn't there, why not add it?"
[An interesting item gleaned from Steve Cunio's latest 'Sadfolk' (Somerset & Dorset Folk) email circular - see www.sadfolk.co.uk to sign up. I'll be adding the Folk Club Map link to the Links page on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.]

Interesting history of folk sessions in Totnes (from the 1980s to date)
I'm not sure how long it's been there - I've only just happened on it - but a history of folk sessions in various Totnes pubs, compiled by Mick Bramich (with input from others), can be found at www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Session_History.html.

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A few notes about these listings - what gets listed, what doesn't... etc.
The listings primarily include 'folk' events, mostly of a concert nature, also folk club guest nights, folk workshops, ceilidhs / barn dances etc.
'Folk' of course means many things to many people so that's partly why I also include limited coverage of some Americana, blues and other acoustic music events, but also partly because there are dedicated people/venues in the area putting on top-class performers in these fields - and they take the trouble to send me information. (The 'other musics' will generally have shorter entries and fewer repeats.)
My preferred length for entries is 50-75 words, 100 words max. This length restriction, combined with a 'selection of events only', means that the overall length of each e-circular does not become excessive (and unduly sleep-inducing!). The full open-ended Diary is always available on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.
If you're submitting stuff to me for inclusion, why not give a web link to online music samples? Most performers have them these days. And there's then a chance the reader will take a listen, perhaps like what they hear, and maybe even come to a gig they wouldn't have otherwise considered!
I don't include information about regular informal pub folk sessions or folk (social) dance club material - these areas are well covered by www.flaxey-green.co.uk and www.devonfolk.co.uk. - but I will list details of new sessions, for example.
The general distance qualifier has always been 'within 30 miles as the crow flies from Totnes' (covers a surprisingly wide range), although this does get stretched a little sometimes for items of potential wider South-West interest.
The e-circulars are sent to approx. 1400 folk-specific contacts (no telling of course how many fail to arrive for whatever reason, although I do my best to maintain the email list - several repeated rejections from the same address will result in that address being deleted)  The great majority of those contacts are within the above coverage area.
And please don't be offended if I occasionally forget - or even refuse - to include an item.
Keep enjoying the live music! - John Culf

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An 'interesting' email problem
Those of you who read my recent notes about the various problems I experience when sending these e-circulars may be interested/amused to see a (new) rejection message received from a recipient at a local educational establishment. I have highlighted the offending word in bold/red and added spaces so it's not rejected again. This word appeared in the item about Hayseed Dixie:
Microsoft Antigen for Exchange found a message matching a filter. The message is currently Identified.
Message: "hf21_30 080226"
Filter name: "KEYWORD= racial discrimination: h i l l b i l l y"
Sent from: "John Culf"

A Virus Warning - but please do read this, unlike the usual hoaxes that circulate which are simply designed to clog up the email airwaves:
"There is a dangerous virus being passed around electronically, orally, and by hand. This virus is called Weary-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss, or anyone else via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your private life completely. If you should come into contact with WORK, put your jacket on and take two good friends to the nearest grocery store. Purchase the antidote known as Work-Isolating-Neutralizer-Extract (WINE) or Bothersome-Employer-Elimination-Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system. You should forward this warning to 5 friends. If you do not have 5 friends, you have already been infected."

'Virus' warnings - Chain emails (e.g. petrol prices) - Please avoid them
With 1400+ email contacts, if there's junk going around I usually see quite a few examples of it. If you receive a chain email, such as those that warn of a terrible virus circulating which will destroy your hard disk, do please take a moment to check before forwarding it to your entire address book. Pick out a couple of salient words and put them into Google, e.g. "olympic torch email", and you'll soon see that they are invariably hoaxes, simply designed to further clog up email servers across the globe. And whilst possibly originally well intentioned, the petrol price emails doing the rounds have essentially been around since 1999 - see http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_gas_boycott_2006.htm and read the analysis/comments.

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Other interesting local music links
Plymouth Classical Music Concert Diary www.plyclassical.co.uk - Comprehensive month-by-month listings of all types of classical music in and around Plymouth, plus some jazz and folk, including Harberton Folk's events.
Plymouth Music Accord www.plymouthmusicaccord.co.uk - Registered Charity promoting the appreciation and performance of music in the Plymouth area. Members include local orchestras, bands, choirs, opera groups, etc. and many promoters and venues, and Plymouth Folk Festival (who have a brand new, smart website).
'Off topic' but we'll mention a couple of other local live music sources for different genres:
Totnes Early Music Society www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk - fairly self-explanatory

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Folk News for Cornwall
I'm sometimes asked if there is any equivalent of the Harberton Folk e-circulars (which essentially cover southern Devon) for Cornwall. I'm not aware of anything myself, but would be happy to pass on any new information supplied to me.
The quarterly Folk News Kernow covering the county can be viewed/downloaded at
www.dreamersfolk.co.uk/folknews%20kernow.html.
Bodmin Folk Club's website has numerous links, at
www.bodminfolk.co.uk.
More Folks News for (North) Devon
www.shammickacoustic.org.uk - Shammick Acoustic, North Devon folk information
www.flaxey-green.co.uk - Covers much of Devon: folk events, song/dance clubs, sessions, ceilidhs and much more

Folk news slightly further afield:
North Devon/West Somerset music listings
Website listings of regular and special music events for the next couple of months for this area can be found at www.shammickacoustic.org.uk (then click on 'Local Events').
Somerset & Dorset (SADFOLK) folk events - Regular email updates
A regular and comprehensive emailed listing is available through www.sadfolk.co.uk (Somerset and Dorset folk, Steve Cunio) for folk events in venues large and small in those two counties, some of which are not too far away from the Harberton Folk area.
Folk in Cornwall
What it says on the tin - www.folkincornwall.co.uk - clubs, sessions, events...
Acoustic Calendar - Sign up for email updates at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com
Tony Watts' monthly calendar of folk clubs, singarounds, acoustic sessions & open mics in the South West. "The Acoustic Calendar is all about DIY music (NOT concerts, gigs, ceilidhs etc). The purpose of the Calendar is to keep you informed of all the places where you can take your voice and/or instrument and join in or do your own thing."
...and not forgetting www.flaxey-green.co.uk (and www.devonfolk.co.uk) for further detailed Devon listings, including many regular pub sessions,  folk dance clubs and much more.